Did you know that Irving Berlin penned his legendary holiday tune, “White Christmas,” poolside in sunny Arizona? He may have been dreaming of a Sonoran Desert Christmas instead of a white one, while visions of Saguaro blossoms danced in his head.
This winter two of Lucien Barrière Hôtels & Casinos in Cannes, the Hôtel Majestic Barrière and the Hôtel Gray d’Albion, invite their guests to enjoy lunch by the sea. The beach and Plage restaurant welcome guests year-round.
Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, N.Y., Whiteface Lodge affords snow bunnies and thrill seekers alike a chance to hit the slopes for some world-class skiing minus the steep fees this winter with its Ski Free Midweek Package.
New Year's Eve is the most festive holiday of the year in Russia, with parties, presents, and vodka toasts. MIR Corporation has specialized in Russia travel for more than 26 years and offers a one-of-a-kind celebratory tour built around New Year's Day in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking and a visit to 12th century Suzdal also included.